Easter is a coming in, and as ever with Nanny and her minions we can expect the usual banning of chocolate, hot cross buns and the religious symbolism associated with Easter.
However, rather to my surprise, Nanny has also banned bunnys...or rather she has banned the bunny hop.
The town of Llangollen holds an annual Easter Bunny Hop, which raises funds for Oswestry's Hope House. The April event consists of a large group of men, women and children, dressed as rabbits, hopping along the main streets of the town. It has been running for the last three years, and attracts hundreds of visitors.
Unfortunatley Llangollen Enterprise, which organises the hop, have been spooked by Nanny and the compensation culture that she has encouraged; they have decided to ban it this year.
There is a risk that someone will fall and then sue.
Sad that whenever the word "risk" is mentioned, Nanny immediately bans something.
Nanny has not learnt that risk is omnipresent in our lives, it is down to us to manage it sensibly...not down to her to ban us from living our lives as we would wish to.
Judith Dodd, chairman of the Llangollen Enterprise said:
"The Llangollen Bunny Hop was created to bring
something a little different to the town
just before the Easter holidays and was
thoroughly enjoyed by both competitors and spectators alike.
We've really had to take this decision
because of the litigious nature that has been
seeping into our society from the States over the past few years.
Although Oak Street is extremely well maintained
by Denbighshire County Council, a hop, skip and a stumble
could simply be more trouble than it's worth."
"The insurance policy was very expensive
in relation to the overall costs of the Bunny Hop
last year and this cost has risen sharply.
This would take away from what we would want to do
with the event but it's the potential hassle,
rather than the sheer cost,
which has seen us reach this unfortunate decision."
Nanny is destroying the fabric of our society, by preventing us from living our lives to the full.